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Title
Rock formation in Twin Lakes Park
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Creator
Schultheis, Herman
Contributor
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
[ca. 1937]
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
Title supplied by cataloger.; Herman J. Schultheis was born in Aachen, Germany in 1900, and immigrated to the United States in the mid-1920s after obtaining a Ph.D. in mechanical and electrical engineering. He married Ethel Wisloh in 1936, and the pair moved to Los Angeles the following year. He worked in the film industry from the late 1930s to the mid-1940s, most notably on the animated features Fantasia and Pinocchio. His detailed notebook, documenting the special effects for Fantasia, is the subject of a 14-minute short-subject included on the film's DVD. In 1949, he started employment with Librascope as a patent engineer. Schultheis was an avid amateur photographer who traveled the world with his cameras. It was on one of these photographic exhibitions in 1955 that he disappeared in the jungles of Guatemala. His remains were discovered 18 months later. The digitized portion of this collection represents the images Schultheis took of Los Angeles and its surrounding communities after he relocated to the area in 1937.
Twin Lakes Park was a privately owned planned community in the foothills of the Santa Susana Mountains, one mile North of Chatsworth. In the 1920s and 30s the community consisted of a 500 acre park, two fully stocked lakes, a country club, and picnic areas. The architect Robert Stacy-Judd designed and built the distinctive Mayan observation building on one of the lakes. Remnants of the dams can still be found in the arroyos around the community of Twin Lakes, north of the Simi Valley Freeway between Topanga Canyon Boulevard and Canoga Avenue.
Wild grass glows in the sunlight against the darker rock formation in Twin Lakes Park.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00097147
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-006-934 8x10
CARL0005071024
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/37483
Subject
Outcrops (Geology)--California--Los Angeles County
Grasses--California--Los Angeles County
Mountains--California, Southern
Twin Lakes Park (Los Angeles County, Calif.)
Santa Susana Mountains (Calif.)
Landscape photographs
Schultheis Collection photographs
Time Period
1931-1940

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